Public & Patient Involvement (PPI)
Our vision for PPI is to deliver: 'An active partnership between the public, researchers and others, to develop cancer research in Wales to improve their health and wellbeing'.
Over our first four years of operation, nine research partners developed an innovative framework which has helped to implement and embed a supportive culture that embeds patients and the public across the centre.
The following graphic shows how our group of research partners developed during this time.
The publications below show what we achieved and gives some examples of the types of work undertaken by Research Partners during the first four years.
COVID-19 has made us re-examine what we can achieve under the changing situation and its effect on research, and long term planning has become very difficult. Shorter term projects which we will tackle in the meantime include:
- Increasing diversity in our research partners, both from a geographical perspective and from a variety of background and experiences.
- Promoting the use of the UK Public Involvement Standards throughout the centre
- Looking at ways we can record and measure the impact of PPI in research
- Shortening the process by which PPI can be recruited to take part in research projects and encouraging use of the Enabling Involvement Fund run by Health and Care Research Wales
For more information about being involved in research, please visit the Health and Care Research Wales website. If you are a researcher interested in involving the public in your work, please click here to learn more from our funders or click here for more information from the Wales Cancer Research Centre.